Sunday, May 4, 2014

Stitching on Sunday

Lots of baseball games this week resulted in lots of stitching time and BBD Rosy Morning is almost done.

This is a great design in the Abecedarian series. All I have left to do is the alphabet and the only thing holding me up is "what color to stitch it in?" I'm not liking the pink - Weeks Red Pear - it is just too too pink for my taste. I may use the Weeks Baked Apple or Gentle Arts Toasted Barley. I'll mull that over.

Isn't this fellow a handsome bird? That color is Gentle Arts Otter Creek - a kinda turquoise-y green. I'm not going to do much personalization on this sampler. I'll do my son's initials in a different color and add 2014 somewhere but that will be it. Since I didn't have a date to put on that big urn I decided a bit of a pattern would be a good idea. Otherwise it would have been a very LARGE brown pot.

Well the game so far today is just okay - the Brewers are up one run -but last night's game was a great one. The Reds one and the pitcher Johnny Cueto was superb. I really like to watch him pitch. Side story - before I moved to my little yellow house I lived in a much larger house in the suburbs and Johnny Cueto bought the house catty-corner from mine in the cul de sac. Now he is only there during the baseball season as he has a much grander place in Miami for the off season. On TV interviews he only speaks Spanish. Probably a good move on his part as it cuts down on the number of interviews you are called on to do. However in the neighborhood he seems to more than hold his own in English.(He didn't fall for the fast talking guy trying to give him a "deal" on the load of mulch he had left over... and neither did I). He seems like a nice kid. I call him a kid as he is the same age as my older son - 28 years old. The talk in the neighborhood is he bought the house so his mom would stay with him and cook. And I see her taking care of several adorable little kids who I assume are his. No baby mommy in residence. During the time I lived in the house, there were several times when I looked out in my cul de sac and saw Johnny and four to five other Reds players out there racing radio controlled cars. Boys and their toys. If he stays healthy he will go far in the big leagues. He's already making big money - something like $10 million for this season - and he takes good care of his mom. I like that in a man.

I'm linking up with Kathy's Quilts Slow Stitching on Sunday. Go check it out here.

Happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. I do love that BBD chart. Your stitching is lovely. I so agree with you. Two colors I rarely use in my stitching are pink and lavender. They are fine for others , just not me.

  2. I loved doing this design. I also didn't like the pink alphabet. I used a gray ish color. Yours looks great.

  3. Beautiful colors in this piece Carol. I love it and I like the way you changed the vase.
    I like your baseball story too!! Have a great week!

  4. Great stitching! I like the diamond pattern on the urn and the big birds. Curious what shade you decide on for the alphabet. Hope you're having a good week!

  5. Carol very clever to add a pattern to the urn. Now on to the alphabet!


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